Strong flavorful coffee and delightful but small assortment of croissants and pastries and a few gourmet breakfast sandwiches on the corner of 7th and E in downtown Washington DC.
I broke my vegan diet for this place. It’s across from a Starbucks and yet very busy. The service is sweet and kind and the croissant is delicious.
“Proudly Independent and locally owned” printed on the window reflects the sentiment inside. I’m enjoying the view of the dc anthill marching along outside. City life I have not been immersed in for some time. I miss it. It’s an oasis.
I’m in heaven right here.
Well, I can cross one more off the “need to go to in my lifetime.” There it was, Macy’s in flagstaff. It is exactly what you expect. This place puts the hip in hippie. The iconic long haired barista, on-site roasted beans and fresh tea blends lined up in a row of jars makes it warm and friendly.
The amazing super large photographs on the walls make it cool and eclectic. That’s hard to pull off both. A flagstaff institution since 1980, they have fresh baked everything from bagels to sandwiches to pizza. My cappuccino was the perfect blend of not too bitter espresso exquisitely blended with frothy milk to almost overflowing. Perfectly balanced, but they make it look easy. My companion’s hot chocolate was lovely. Smooth and sweet. They have everything you want in a place like this and maintain the authentic vibe. They have clearly been doing this a long time but still love what they do. Time to just sit and enjoy. Free wifi too.